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Old 02-26-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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Atheros/madwifi on Suse OSS 10


Howdy all-

Just recently upgraded to SuSE 10 from 9.3 on a thinkpad T41p two NICs
Intel 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet (works) and Atheros AR5212 802.11abg (doesn't).

OSS 10 didn't configure the Atheros card on install, had to install kernel-default-nongpl through YaST after the fact to get the madwifi modules.

I have no problems connecting to the internet with my ethernet card, eth0 (if you can see this post, this is proof ) but when i switch to the ath0 interface and try to ping google.com or the like, I get,
Code:
connect: Network is unreachable
although I am able to ping my router? (And like I said before, I switch to eth0 and have no problems accessing the internet. AND I have another machine that I am able to access the internet via wireless, so I don't think it's my wireless router.)

iwconfig produces the following:
Code:
ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"wireless"  Nickname:"linuxdev"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:0C:E5:52:0F:DF
          Bit Rate:18 Mb/s   Tx-Power:18 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=23/94  Signal level=-72 dBm  Noise level=-95 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:12  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
Any ideas?? Thanks!
 
Old 02-27-2006, 06:55 AM   #2
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Have you tried executing "ifdown eth0" and then "ifup ath0" (make sure ethernet cable is disconnected and eth0 interface is down)?
 
Old 02-27-2006, 08:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Ifup and ifdown worked, I was trying 'ifconfig eth0 down' and 'ifconfig ath0 up' I'm not sure what the difference is? That's how I got it working in 9.3. Thanks!
 
Old 03-01-2006, 06:37 PM   #4
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did you get it going?

I have an Atheros Chipset Wifi card in my notebook.
I installed directly from CD without upgrading and my card was detected and installed automatically. It works beautifully. This has been virtually the only distro that I have had absolutely no configuration to do at all in regards to my WiFi card.
so:
If you wanted to backup your data and re-install, I would be willing to bet all will be well.
That is if you cant cajole it into working from the upgrade.
good luck!
 
Old 05-06-2006, 12:45 PM   #5
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AR5212 doesn't work.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JunctaJuvant
Have you tried executing "ifdown eth0" and then "ifup ath0" (make sure ethernet cable is disconnected and eth0 interface is down)?
This didn't work to get my wireless card (AR5212) running (SuSE 10, compaq nc6000), but it did show me how to avoid having to delete the wireless configuration in YaST before eth1 would work, i.e. "ifdown ath0" allows kinternet to access my wired connection. I am connected (wired) through my linksys router, so that presumably works. As seemingly does everything else. Just don't get an access point on "ifdown eth1, ifup ath0."

Any help would be most appreciated.

Though I have monitered linuxquestions for quite a while this is my first post, so may screw it up.

John
 
Old 05-12-2006, 12:26 PM   #6
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I have an Atheros 5212 too. Tried Fedora, SuSE and Mandriva...

All fail with WEP or WPA encryption...
They work on unprotected networks. The network works just fine (Palm LifeDrive and friends' non-Linux computers work).

I've installed WPA_Supplicant,... and have tried MadWiFi and ndiswrapper for drivers...

I just don't get it...
 
Old 05-12-2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input. However, I am unable to get on an unprotected network, as per my earlier post.

In case anyone might see anything I am doing wrong, here is copy of my basic attempt to access the wireless card (does not work). Kwifimanager does not help. Neither does kinternet. In fact, on kinternet nothing happens when I click on it (the little icon at bottom of screen). When I have it on wired and click the kinternet icon, it shows a connection. But nothing, when I click on wireless (ath0).

Here goes:


linux:/home/johwhi # iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

ath0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"" Nickname:"linux"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.427 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s Tx-Power:18 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retryff RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=0/94 Signal level=-95 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

linux:/home/johwhi # ifdown ath0
ath0 device: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
ath0 configuration: wlan-id-00:12:79:40:89:f0
linux:/home/johwhi # iwconfig ath0 essid linux
linux:/home/johwhi # ifup ath0
ath0 device: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
ath0 configuration: wlan-id-00:12:79:40:89:f0
ath0 warning: using NO encryption
Starting DHCP Client Daemon on ath0... . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.
linux:/home/johwhi #
linux:/home/johwhi #
 
Old 05-13-2006, 12:49 AM   #8
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what you have in your first post looks ok. Whats the output from 'route' when the wireless is up? you said you could ping your router with wireless?

Last edited by short101; 05-13-2006 at 12:55 AM.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 09:54 AM   #9
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Hi folks,

I received the following incomplete emailed reply from short101 which does not (or which I cannot find) in the linuxquestions forum: "have you tried
ifconfig ath0 up
iwconfig atho essid "wireless" (in your first post, thats the name of the ap, change to suit)
dhclient ath0
or you co
"
The posted reply deals with "route" and pinging my router, things I sadly don't yet know about.

The post from rasmillion suggests reinstalling SuSE 10 but I hate to do that. I have tried SuSE's repair utility without success. That was some time ago and perhaps I will try that again.

When I click on the kinternet icon, nothing happens if I am on ath0. Quite frustrating. I have taken to carrying a clearwire modem around with me which works sort of like wireless if power is available.

Thanks to everyone who is trying to help.

John
 
Old 05-15-2006, 03:45 PM   #10
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I edited my post after rereading your first one
the output from iwconfig in that post looks good to me, so the routing looks like a possible candidate. Just type 'route' in a terminal (as root) and post the output. (when your wireless card is up)
 
Old 05-15-2006, 04:43 PM   #11
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Hi short101

I thought I posted a response a short while back, but don't see it. Here it is again and sorry if you get it twice.

linux:/home/johwhi # route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo


John
 
Old 05-20-2006, 06:08 PM   #12
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Hi short101

I am writing this on the wireless. Got it to work by turning off apm and turning acpi on in the boot program.

John
 
  


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